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Pre-Allied Health Programs

Lander University offers curricular programs in pre-allied health. Because of the nature of the courses required to fulfill the requirements of these programs, most students in these programs major in Chemistry or Biology.

These programs, designed to prepare you to go on to health-related professional schools, are:

  • Pre-Dental Medicine
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1 CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 121

Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences
OR MATH 123 Calculus and its Applications
OR MATH 141 Single Variable Calculus I

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning
  MATH 211 Statistical Methods I 3
  CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

1 For approved courses see the General Education section

 

In addition to the general education core, each pre-allied health program requires specific courses:

 

Pre-Dental Medicine

PRE-DENTAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111 

Principles of Biology I

4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 307 Animal Development 4
BIOL 308 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIOL 311 Animal Physiology 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 421 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 Biochemistry 3

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 211

General Physics 4

PHYS 212

General Physics 4

Pre-Medicine

PRE-MEDICINE COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111  Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 307 Animal Development 4
BIOL 308 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIOL 311 Animal Physiology 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 421 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 422 Immunology and Serology 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 Biochemistry 3

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 211

General Physics 4

PHYS 212

General Physics 4

Pre-Occupational Therapy

PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111  Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 203 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 421 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
HCMT 111 Medical Terminology 1

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 211

General Physics 4

PHYS 212

General Physics 4
PSYC 203 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 251 Abnormal Psychology 3

SOCI 101

Introduction to Sociology 3

Plus 16 hours of approved 300 or 400-level biology electives

16

Pre-Optometry

PRE-OPTOMETRY COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111  Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 308 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIOL 311 Animal Physiology 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 421 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 422 Immunology and Serology 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 Biochemistry 3

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 211

General Physics 4

PHYS 212

General Physics 4

Pre-Pharmacy

All pharmacy degree programs in the State of South Carolina are now 6-year Pharm. D. programs. As such, they require students to have a minimum of 66 semester hours before applying to pharmacy school.

 

PRE-PHARMACY COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 203 Human Physiology
OR BIOL 311 Animal Physiology
4
BIOL 204 Microbiology
OR BIOL 421 General Microbiology
4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
ECON 201 Macro Principles
OR ECON 202 Micro Principles
3

PHYS 201

AND PHYS 202 Introductory Physics
OR
PHYS 211 AND PHYS 212 General Physics
8

SPCH 101

Speech Fundamentals 3

Pre-Physical Therapy

PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111  Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 203 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 307 Animal Development 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
HCMT 111 Medical Terminology 1

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 211

General Physics 4

PHYS 212

General Physics 4
PSYC 314 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 251 Abnormal Psychology 3

Plus 12 hours of approved 300 or 400-level biology electives

12

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 111  Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 308 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 421 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 Biochemistry 3

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 4

Plus 8 hours of approved 300 or 400-level biology electives

8